Writers’ Circle TO, Winter 2014
Limited to 6-7 writers
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WCTO & TSV Test Drive Your Script
In February, we are again collaborating with Trinity Square Video to bring a weekend ‘Test Drive Your Script’ intensive. Over two days, #WCTO writers will pair with emerging directors and professional actors to shoot their scenes under the guidance of thom and Director Mary Daniel. All equipment, space, professional fees and insurance are included. Such a deal and we’re very excited.
Registration: If you’re interested in WCTO, shoot thom an email, ASAP.
Location: Downtown Toronto Duration: 6 weeks. 3 hours
Luckily, writing is a craft and art that can be learned by doing it. But many writers lack an on-going focused environment in which to take their work to the next level. Led by writer/performer/educator thom vernon, the Writers’ Circle TO is a unique and safe workshop environment designed to be accessible to creative writers: screenwriters, play writers, fiction writers, essayists and others (1-person shows, memoirists, etc.). Participation is by invitation only.
Check out what people have said about thom’s classes and the drop-down menu above to get a taste of some of the topics we work on in the Circle. In the winter we’ll be taking on Backstory, Subtext, Double-entendre, ethnicities, geographies and maybe even a little quantum physics.
During each three-hour session, a presentation will be made on one of the key elements of the craft of writing. These include Story, Plot, Logic, Character, Setting, Rhythm, Dialogue and Revision amongst others. These elements will be modeled and then practiced in our sessions.
Our goal is to unleash the author in each writer. Good writers‘author’, according to Barthes, while others transcribe, or write. Authoring implies an authenticity, an amplification of meaning, that is not found in transcription. Readers of creative writing want unique experiences which only come when their emotions engage with our authoring. These sessions will teach you the tools and techniques to achieve ‘authoring’. They will leave writers refreshed, inspired and eager to enter their work.
thom will offer feedback in several ways: 1-1 sessions, .pdf-embedded, screencasts. While no participant is required to submit work for feedback, the Writers’ Circle TO is a rare opportunity to engage with a professional writer and a select community of peers.
Enrolment is required for entire session via email transfer, cash or cheque.
To apply for participation,email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your contact information, the genre that you’re working in and any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks!
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